Government documents are a good source for reports, statistics, data, etc. Some documents are still in print, but many can be found online.
You can search for federal, state, and local governments. While there are portals, you may want to search just by using Google. Just put in your search terms and limit by site, such as site:.gov or site:.mil or site:.tx.us. This will only bring back results from those domains.
Let's say you are researching an invasive species. Here are some example government document resources.
Print government documents are located at one of the following locations:
The Majority of government documents are in the 4th floor compact shelving. You may retrieve the documents yourself or you may contact the Checkout Desk or Ask Alkek desks for assistance retrieving items. A smaller portion of the documents has been moved to the 3rd floor government information shelves or to the Archives and Research Center.
Topographic maps have been moved to the 3rd floor of the Alkek Library.
Call or check the Library Hours to verify library hours.
Congressional Research Service reports are not freely accessible from the government. However, luckily there are those out there who have made them available online: